if u dont care about reusing them u can weld a big nut to them,big so u weld on the inside of the nut.
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I have seen this posted previously, that some people have taken their vehicles to the local tire place, Firestone, etc and they have had a collection of "keys" that they used. Call around to a few places like that, they may be able to help.
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I had that happen more than once - took it to a few different tire shops and noone could do anything to get them off.
Depening on your wheels and type of lock nut you may be able to get them off with a Vise-grip.
If not, get yourself a deep socket that is alittle smaller than the diameter of the lock nut. Beat it onto the lock nut with a hammer and remove the bolt using the socket. You may end up damaging the socket in the process, but it will come off - It worked for me.
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Cheap socket, hammer it over the top of the lock and turn it off with a ratchet. You will ruin the socket for sure, that's why I say use a cheap one.
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They make a tool that will twist onto a stripped out nut. I used one of those to get all of the locking lugs off. Good thing about it is you can keep reusing it. I had to get the one that was 3/4 to fit over that lug.
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if it's a one shot deal, then the beating socket system will work, but.. since you lost the lock, I assume you need to do it to all 4 wheels... plus spare?? which means using up 5 sockets... not exactly a good method unless you can get them cheaper than the removal tool.
Yes - they actually make a lock nut removal tool. Most auto parts stores will carry it - probably behind the counter item - but you can get them. I know for a fact Snap on sells them if you want to peruse their website for a better close up example.
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I went to a local tire and wheel store and had the same issue. the guy was super nice and told me about these reverse threaded lug sockets they use for stripped lugs. alot bigger than the reverse cut at home depot. he put one on the impact and hit it once and the locked lug flew off. saved my butt
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